Dwight Hill – Raising & Training Versatile Horses

Written by Heather Smith Thomas photos by Tessa Gilpin This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.54 Handling horses the natural way and producing finished...

The Half-Circle Exercise

With Buck Brannaman This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.27 I learned this exercise by watching people get taken advantage of by horses. This...

The Mental Connection – When you and your horse operate as...

Written by Sylvana Smith This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.7 A new tack catalog arrived in the mail today. More than 100 pages,...

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Horsemanship Skills

Pyramid of Training For the Everyday Horseman – Part 1

Written by Terry Church This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.41 The idea for the “Pyramid of Training,” or training scale, was first conceived...

Leveling Your Seat Bones

For Visual Learners

Build Your Confidence

Winter Projects Part 2

With Jeff Derby In the last issue of Eclectic Horseman, Jeff Derby discussed his approach to working on winter projects in general, and getting a...

Winter Projects

With Jeff Derby For many of us, the start of the winter season means an end to our riding season. Even if you have access...

Using Natural Obstacles

With Ty Weber Short days and unpredictable weather can make for inconsistent riding in the winter and early spring. This lack of riding coupled with...

Backing a Circle as Turnaround Preparation

With Richard Caldwell There are many ways to prepare your horse for the maneuver known as the turnaround. In the last few issues we have...


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